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New composite drawing released in connection with Gordon Road remains case

 

October 13, 2021

Courtesy of Linn County Sheriff's Office

Linn County Sheriff's detectives have learned new information regarding the unidentified human remains recovered in April of 2020, Undersheriff Michelle Duncan said Friday morning, Oct. 15.

The remains were found near Gordon Road, east of Sweet Home. Linn County Detectives, working in conjunction with the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office, have utilized a private forensic DNA service called Parabon Nanolabs to help determine more about what the unidentified female may have looked like.

According to analysis completed by Parabon, the remains likely belong to a white adult female with light brown/blonde hair (natural hair color), fair skin, green or hazel eyes, and zero or few freckles. An updated composite sketch of the unidentified deceased woman has been developed based on this new information, and additional DNA analysis is ongoing in attempt to identify her.

The female was found wearing a purple, Apana brand, full-zip athletic jacket (Size XS), a green BKE Core brand camisole with spaghetti straps, a Victoria's Secret heather gray front-zip sports bra, a black fabric bandanna, Wrangler's brand blue denim jeans with crystal decorations on the pockets (Size 5/6 x 32) and black Steve Madden brand dress boots (Size 9.5)

Linn County Detectives have received over 100 tips regarding this investigation, but thus far the identity of the female, as well as her cause and manner of death, are still undetermined. Anyone with information regarding the unidentified female is asked to contact Detective Colin Pyle at (541) 967-3950.

 
 

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